South Shore

South Shore

Tennis is a big hit with youngsters

Free tennis sessions are serving up after-school fun for youngsters in South Shore.

Fishers Field off Highfield Road

Residents told covenant is just ‘folklore’

Residents keen to see a covenant that protects a popular Blackpool playing field have been told that it is nothing more than ‘folklore’.

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Plans to redevelop part of South Promenade including the Kimberley Hotel (pictured) are due before planners on Tuesday

Prom flats bid scaled back

Plans to redevelop a rundown stretch of South Promenade in Blackpool go back before planners next week for the third time.

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Community first responder James Handforth with Kelsey Atkinson, Mollie Hammond, Teagan Atherton and Blue Ayres, all aged 11.

Life-saving lesson for 450 pupils in memory of PE teacher, who collapsed in the school corridor

Hundreds of pupils became potential life-savers as they learned CPR in memory of their former PE teacher.

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Darren Pilkington, left, with partner Mike Hardaker. Darren has joined Moore and Smalley amid expansion

Growth at Blackpool accountants

Regional accountancy and business advisory firm, Moore and Smalley, has strengthened its Blackpool office with a new senior appointment.

Theresa Coles had her home burgled and thieves took items belonging to her late father, Stephen Coles, which hold sentimental value.

Devastated daughter’s plea to return rings

A grieving daughter has called on burglars who stole treasured family heirlooms just weeks after her father’s death to ‘do the right thing’ and ensure they are returned.

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Graffiti on a bus stop outside Ocean Tyres on Lytham Road, South Shore

NAZI HATE CAMPAIGN: ‘Spraying swastikas will not be tolerated’ say Blackpool Police

Huge spraypainted swastikas and dozens of anti-Muslim flyers in South Shore are part of a hate campaign being investigated by resort police.

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Watson Road Park

Baby abandoned in park at night

A baby girl found abandoned in an upturned buggy in a deserted park had been left there by her drunken mother for up to seven-and-a-half hours.

FCAT CEO Felicity Greeves (left), with Jane McCumiskey, Laura Ferris, and John Topping

REVEALED: Name of Blackpool’s new school, set to open in 2018

The name of Blackpool’s new school, set to open on the former Arnold site, has been revealed.

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Marilyn Moorhouse (left) and Pauline Duncan of the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde WASPI group

‘I had two years to plan for 10 year wait on my pension’

When Marilyn Moorhouse gave up work on medical grounds, she believed she had just a few years until being eligible for her state pension.

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Gordon Marsden with the team at South Shore Primary Care Centre finding out about Health Visitor week.

Spotlight on role of health visitors

Blackpool South MP Gordon visited South Shore Primary Care Centre to help promote National Health Visiting Week, highlighting the work health visitors, nursery nurses, staff nurses and support staff do in the community for pre-school children and their families.

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Gordon Marsden

Blackpool MP’s fears for future college funding

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has warned higher education could face cuts as a result of the vote to leave the European Union.

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Residents gathering ahead of the first meeting of the South Shore Community Partnership

Group strives for change in South Shore

More than 70 people attended the first meeting of a community group launched to highlight issues in South Shore.

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An artist's impression of the new coaster set for Blackpool

Coaster will be the ‘best in the world’

The boss of the firm behind Blackpool’s new £16.25m rollercoaster has promised to deliver the ‘best in the world’ when the ride opens in 2018.

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Former Booths store on Highfield Road,Blackpool

Dismay as Booths site remains empty

A former supermarket site looks set to remain undeveloped more than a year since the store closed.

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Doorman punched in face by bar reveller

Doorman punched in face by bar reveller

A reveller punched a doorman after causing problems at a bar.

Drug user went on spate of stealing

Drug user went on spate of stealing

A woman with a drug problem went on a stealing spree in Blackpool.

Gym plan could help workers keep fit

Gym plan could help workers keep fit

Office workers could soon be able to exercise in their lunch hour if plans for a new gym on a Blackpool business park get the go-head.

Community campaigner Brian Coope

Have your say on South Shore

Residents of South Shore are being urged to attend the first meeting of a new community group being set up in Blackpool.

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Fireworks championships

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of exciting events coming up this weekend.
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